infrared spectrometer accessories Articles

  • Golden Gate ATR wizard | Spectroscopy Guides

    The Golden Gate ATR is an industry-leading FTIR spectrometer accessory. Click on the various buttons to explore the different ATR solutions provided for with  the Golden Gate variations. Feel free to request pricing for a no-obligation estimate from one of our specialists. Golden Gate Standard: GS10500 The world's most ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Using FTIR spectroscopy to measure hydrocarbon pollution in water

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF’s 2015 Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water report almost 700 million people around the world don’t have access to clean drinking water [1]. Poor water quality is beginning to return to the developed world too. The strain of population growth, intensified agricultural practices and continued industrial expansion have are ...


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  • FTIR products explained | Spectroscopy Guides

    FTIR range available from Specac At Specac, we produce a diverse selection of FTIR spectroscopy accessories, which can fit in a range of spectrometers. Primarily an optics company with a long history of meeting the needs of both industrial and laboratory customers, Specac's spectrometer accessories have been designed with ...


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  • Analyzing ageing rosebuds using ATR

    The Quest ATR is great for analyzing plant bud samples because: samples can be analyzed without altering their state through pellet pressing, or other sample preparation even awkward samples are easy to introduce and can be cleaned away quickly, giving users a high throughput changeable diamond, diamond extended-range, ZnSe and germanium pucks offer users a very broad IR ...


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  • Sorption of lead from aqueous solutions by tea wastes

    Received for publication March 27, 2009. Environmental contamination by heavy metals has long been a worldwide concern. Tea wastes, having porous surfaces with polar functional groups, could be a good sorbent for removal of Pb(II) from wastewaters. This study aimed to investigate the potential of tea wastes as a sorbent for removal of Pb(II) from solution and the underlying sorption mechanism. ...

  • Analyzing hydrogen storage materials using ATR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    In a recent interview with Select Science®, Dr Nikola Biliškov described the work of his team at the Rudjer Bošković Institute (RBI) in Croatia. Working at a government-sponsored laboratory in Zagreb, the team are investigating new materials for the construction of solid-state hydrogen storage. Dr Nikola Biliškov works with infrared ...


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  • Specac FTIR workshop at East Kent College | Specac Education

    Specac recently visited science students of East Kent College, at the impressive Discovery Park in Sandwich, Kent UK, to run an FTIR workshop. East Kent College set up their new campus at the Discovery Park site, which once exclusively housed Pfizer, back in 2014. The college also has campuses in Dover, Folkestone ...


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  • Polymer measurement using FTIR Polarizers | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Polymers have become ubiquitous with the modern age to such a point that almost any multi-component product will have some polymer content. From cars to kitchen appliances and windows to airplanes, each one will contain multiple polymers each with its own specific properties and functions. This makes their analysis an important for quality control processes, and IR polarisers are an essential ...


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  • Oil in Water and FAME ASTM Standards | Spectroscopy Guides

    In this article we will briefly look into various analysis standards, namely those of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) but also some others such as IP and EPA. Throughout, we'll be mentioning the place our FTIR analytical equipment has in certain application areas.  Standards for Oil in Water Detection ...


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  • The African crested rat’s poisonous hairs studied by attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy case study

    Introduction Plant toxins are commonly used by many invertebrates, as an effective defence against predation. However, such behaviour has recently been observed in a mammal.1 The African crested rat, Lophiomys imhausi, applies a potent toxin to the fur alongside its flanks. It acquires this toxin from Acokanthera schimperi,1 a shrub abundant in East Africa and dubbed the “poison arrow ...


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  • Analyzing ionic liquids using ATR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Research into ionic liquid-based catalyst systems aim to improve the duty cycle, rate of metal loss and yield efficiency of large scale reactions using continuous flow reactors, such as those often used in the pharmaceutical industry. This article details the issues that are faced by the industry and a recent study that uses FTIR-ATR ...


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  • Analysing four of the most contaminated foodstuffs

    Food adulteration has been around since the Victorian times when cheese was often coloured with lead salts, beer and milk were watered down and flour was bulked out with chalk dust or ground bones [1]. Governments apply stringent legislation and quality standards to food products but the practice of adulteration, driven by greed and profit, is still seen. ...


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  • Analyzing gemstones using infrared spectroscopy | Spectroscopy Solutions

    The demand for gemstones is increasing, and fraudulent gemstones are becoming a prominent and difficult-to-tackle problem in the gemstone and jewelry industries. Fake, synthetic, and enhanced gemstones can be identified quickly and with confidence using diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS). ...


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  • FTIR gas analysis improves container safety

    Introduction Entry to freight containers represents a significant hazard to staff responsible for inspection, stuffing or destuffing because of the large number of airborne chemicals that can be present. Research in Germany and the Netherlands found hazardous levels of gases and vapours in around 20% of all containers and this level of contamination is now accepted as commonplace. It ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Cannabis Oil Analysis using FTIR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    A range of  cannabis derivatives are commercially available for purchase across the world's markets. Country-to-country, the legality of these products differs. In Europe, products that contain higher levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) than 0.2% are generally prohibited. That said, CBD (cannabidiol) isn't restricted and is actually advertised as offering pharmaceutical ...


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  • Gas Analysis Improves Container Safety - Case study

    Entry to freight containers represents a significant hazard to staff responsible for inspection, stuffing or destuffing because of the large number of airborne chemicals that can be present. Research in Germany and the Netherlands found hazardous levels of gases and vapours in around 20 percent of all containers and this level of contamination is now accepted as commonplace. ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Fast and simple identification of legal highs using FTIR spectroscopy

    Legal highs are drugs that contain a variety of chemical ingredients, specifically manufactured to keep them off the list of controlled substances. Some of these ingredients are illegal, and some are not, making it challenging to classify these drugs. ATR spectrometer accessories are ideal for the analysis of such powdered samples. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Micro-plastics and the Specac Diamond Compression Cell

    The Environmental Audit Committee has called for a global ban on microbeads, minuscule plastic balls used by the cosmetic and cleaning industries for their abrasive properties (exfoliating face-wash, shower gel, toothpaste, etc). According to ...


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